Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes...When Jimmy Buffet penned these breezy lyrics, did he have any inkling of their profound philosophical significance? Or was he just trying to get the Parrot heads fired up and sell a lot of albums? Either way, he was right on the mark: It's a whole 'nuther world down here. Time slows down; time stops; time, understood as a human construct imposed on the world,has no meaning. In the Keys, life is governed by the rising and setting of the sun, by the ebb and flow of the tides, by hurricane season and oyster season, by -- and this is probably the most critical factor of all -- the hour at which the owner of your favorite tiki bar decides to rollout of bed and open up shop (which can vary wildly from day to day). The entire archipelago includes two distinct groups of islands: the Upper Keys, from Key Largo to Bahia Honda, and the Lower Keys, from Big Pine Key to the fashionable Key West. Key West -- called "Cayo Hueso," or "island of bones" by the Spanish, referring to remains of sailors drowned by storms -- was acquired from the Spanish for just $2,000 in 1821. The island has since become synonymous with literary figures Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway purchased his historic Whitehead Street house on Key West during the 1930s, where he wrote Death in the Afternoon, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and To Have and Have Not. Nowadays, Key West is filled with artists, writers, gays, and musicians. The town of Key West contains a host of unique shops, restaurants, accommodations, and nightlife options on land, and also serves as point of departure for numerous fishing charters and excursions. But by far the most popular ritual is the nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square: cheers arise as the sun sinks below the horizon. In fact, watching the sun set has been elevated to an art form everywhere on these islands. So mosey on down to the Keys. Lounge in the sun. Eat some conch fritters. Sip some fresh-lime margaritas. Stay awhile. Be careful, though, not to succumb to the treacherous "Keys Disease" that has claimed the life of many an unsuspecting tourist. You'll know it's probably time to go back home when you find yourself crawling out of bed one morning, skin weathered by the sun, checking account depleted, wondering what happened to that lost shaker of salt -- along with the last twenty years of your life.
Vacation Rental Property
Our vacation home
is of the finest quality and fully equipped with all the amenities. The property has the unique personal designs of the owners. All you need to bring are your personal items and your mind geared for a great vacation in Key West, the fantasy island. Travel to the tropics and let our home be your home for the vacation of a lifetime.
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
Because we have a variety of homes to chose from, We can Sleep anywhere from 1 to 12 people under a single roof.
Amenities: Our home is fully equipped right down to a blender for those frothy,frozen,umbrella drinks.
Property Management of Key West offers a concierge service to our guests for discounted rates at all local attractions.